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The Genius publicus appears to the emperor Julian in a dream
Comparison between Christians and Jews in terms of having less capacity for reason than barbarians
Julian’s attempt to rebuild the temple of Jerusalem
About military commanders of barbarian origin in the Roman army
Aphrahat's Theory of Empires
Christ as Rome's Representative

Christianity cannot be blamed for past or present catastrophes

The immorality of Roman behaviour
The temporal nature of Roman laws and religious practices

Roman law and its failure to protect the Roman gods

The role of religious rites in Roman self-definition

Roman laws are only necessary because their gods do not exist

The lack of Roman integrity regarding the Capitol

The role of Rome’s military is greater than that of the gods
The peoplehood of the various nations of the Roman empire

Why the Christians will not sacrifice to the gods

That Rome’s gods did not care for morality, and so did not provide it with adequate laws, meaning that the Romans had to borrow them from other nations

That the city of Rome is for its citizens a useful precursor to the even greater benefits of God’s heavenly kingdom

That Rome’s submission of nations and imposition of its own laws was done purely out of desire for victory.

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